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Appleton Estate Reserve Rum Wins First Place

Congrats to one of my favorite brands of rum, Appleton Estate! Appleton Estate Reserve was awarded the prestigious 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman’s Trophy, surpassing all other brands as the top overall selection in the rum category. Appleton Estate Reserve received a first place score of 96 points and an “Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation” from the … Read more

The $100 Mai Tai

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, archaeologist of lost Tiki drinks, once proposed a recipe for what he called the “$100 Mai Tai.” (The sobriquet was earned because the ingredients would run around a C-note when purchased.) His recipe included Saint James Hors D’Age Martinique rum and Appleton Estate Extra Jamaican rum as the featured ingredients. This undoubtedly … Read more

Rum Review: Appleton Estate V/X Rum

Appleton Estate V/XJamaican RumFinal Grade: B+Price: $18 (750ml) For my first spirits review I’ve chosen one of my old stand-by rums. The entry-level product from Appleton Estate, the V/X bottling is a full-bodied Jamaican rum, golden both in color and in taste. I’ve singled it out because it’s one of the best mixing rums I’ve … Read more